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When the Bishop of Rome speaks to his diocese, people should listen

Pope Francis' most recent address to Rome's diocesan assembly did not make many headlines. But it should have. And here's why. This is all a rather long preface to the May 9 visit Pope Francis made to St. John Lateran, where he gave an important – but somewhat overlooked – address to Rome's diocesan assembly.  Because this was another one of those talks where the pope spoke freely and prophetically about his vision for a renewed, missionary Church.